Amid tension over Kashmir, frustrated Pakistan is resorting to some dirty tricks, literally! Latest media reports suggest that Pakistan is flooding Sutlej with poisonous water from leather tanneries near Punjab border. According to a Times of India report, the flooded water damaged the embankment in Ferozepur’s Tendiwala village. Ferozepur district officials said that leather factories located across border are releasing polluted water into the drains, which are linked to Sutlej. Situation is so bad that Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had to call an emergency meeting, where he directed the officials to devise a strategy to fight this new Pakistan-sponsored menace.
Officials have said that the district administration has announced evacuation in most sensitive villages along the Sutlej river as a precautionary measure.
Meanwhile, Narnaul in Haryana received 63 mm of rain. Panchkula and Ambala districts also received rains.
Parts of Rajasthan recorded rainfall ranging from 2 to 7 cm in the last 24 hours, a MeT official said on Sunday. From Saturday to Sunday morning, Kanvas of Kota and Khanpur of Jhalawar recorded 7 cm rainfall each, followed by Asnawar (6 cm), Baran and Sangod (5 cm each) and Atru and Aspur (4 cm each).
Till Sunday evening, Kota recorded 1.8 cm rainfall whereas Jaipur, Sriganganagar and Dabok recorded light rainfall.
With the maximum temperature settling at 40.8 degree Celsius, Sriganganagar was the hottest place in the state followed by Jaisalmer (39.9 degrees Celisus), Bikaner (39.5 degrees Celisus), Churu (39.1 degrees Celsius) and Jaipur (31 degree Celsius).
Parts of Himachal Pradesh received light to moderate rainfall from Saturday and scattered downpour is expected to continue till August 31, the MeT office said.
Light to moderate rain occurred at some places, including state capital Shimla, Dalhousie and Manali from Saturday, Shimla Met Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
The highest temperature was recorded in Una at 32.8 degrees Celsius, whereas the lowest temperature in the state was in tribal district Lahaul-Spiti's administrative centre Keylong at 11.8 degrees Celsius, he added.
(With agency inputs)